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David Newton ESPN Staff Writer 

The Panthers on Tuesday exercised the fifth-year option on linebacker Shaq Thompson. The team's 2015 first-round pick started a career-high 14 games and had a personal-best 75 tackles with six quarterback pressures and two sacks this past season. There never was a debate on whether the option should be used.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Sebastian Janikowski's $1.015 million base salary with the Seahawks is the minimum for a player who's been in the NFL as long as he has, but a $600,000 signing bonus seems like a sign the team feels good about his progress from the back injury that sidelined him in 2017.

Courtney Cronin ESPN Staff Writer 

Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks will carry a $3,740,520 cap hit in 2018 after signing a 5-year, $50 million contract extension last week. Kendricks' future cap hits are as follows: $6.6 million in 2019, $9.6 million in 2020, $10.6 million in 2021. Minnesota has $16.866 million left in cap space in 2018, according to ESPN's Roster Management System.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Sebastian Janikowski's contract with the Seahawks is for one year and $2.015 million, according to a source. The breakdown: $1.015 million base salary, a $600,000 signing bonus, a $100,000 bonus if he's on the 53-man roster Week 1 and $300,000 in per-game active roster bonuses.

Jordan Raanan ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants open minicamp today. Expectation is that Odell Beckham Jr. will be there although not practicing as he continues to rehab, per sources. Ereck Flowers ... less optimism.

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Source: the Titans have officially exercised the 2019 fifth-year option on QB Marcus Mariota.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets daily draft nugget: No team has traded up into the top five more than the Jets — four times in the common-draft era (since 1967). None of the three previous picks (Mark Sanchez, Dewayne Robertson and Lam Jones) made a single Pro Bowl. The Jets also are part of another trend. Since 2013, only nine of the 12 first-round quarterbacks were taken with picks acquired via trade. The exceptions: Jameis Winston, Marcus Mariota and Blake Bortles.

Brady Henderson ESPN 

Seahawks GM John Schneider told reporters Monday that Kam Chancellor will have another scan in late June or early July. That could provide more information on the career-threatening neck/spine injury Chancellor suffered last November. The team had no update on defensive lineman Malik McDowell, whose football future is also uncertain because of a head injury that kept him from playing as a rookie last season.